RIT LLC, the app developers of the HUDWAY GPS Navigation HUD have come up with a clever idea of taking their navigational app one step further and making it into a smartphone accessory for your vehicle while driving because they were tired of waiting for others to come up with the idea. The idea is to keep your eyes on the road while having your phone display directions to your destination on the glass part of the accessory.
Let me try and explain this a little bit more so it’s easier to understand. Basically, there’s two different mounts for for your dashboard, compact or adjustable. The difference between the two is pretty easy to get. One stays in place and has no moving parts and the other can be adjusted. Both mounts have magnets to hold your phone in place so the phone doesn’t move, but can also be taken off at any time. Now for the glass part of the accessory. It’s a plastic lens, multi-layered glass that’s lightweight and has low fragility. The glass has an aspheric shape that allows a 20% larger image. In essence, a transparent screen.
RIT LLC recommends you start off with trying different navigational apps, including their own. Each of the apps themselves are different in a small way, but intend to do the same thing – direct you where you need to go and show up on the HUD. The apps are: Speedometer (made by RIT), Sygic, Navmii, and Baidu Maps.
Using the unit itself is as easy riding a bike. All you need to do is turn on one of the recommended apps, place your phone on the cradle, and start driving.
There are plenty of different pledge reward tiers to choose from starting from $1 to $10,000. Just to name some, $1 will provide you with a heads up display app for either Android or iOS while the $5 tier features you on the product website and gives you a brochure. $34 (all gone) is an early bird special providing you with HUDWAY Glass plus the app. Pledging $64 (also gone) allows you to get two units and two apps. $98 also give you two units (and apps), but offers a good shipping price. If you’re not wanting any of the lower end tiers because you have $10,000 (lucky) worth spending that’ll get you the Rally Superset. This pledge consists of a flight ticket from anywhere on the face of the earth to a European WRC track, 2 days accommodation in a 5 star hotel, transfer, meeting and welcome dinner from the project founders, test drive in a sports rally car on WRC tracks, hands on experience of extreme driving (different terrain and weather conditions), one of the first to receive two units, two apps, a t-shirt, and a hoodie.
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